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Watson Discovery Service (WDS)

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Increase number of synonyms limit for query expansion

Query expansion via synonyms is a very powerful yet easy to configure feature. However, the current limitation of 500 entries across all expanded_terms arrays is too low for most use cases. For enterprise corpora covering a multitude of topics, we...
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Delivered

Allow to query a collection through a POST call

Currently, querying a collection can only be done through a GET call ( This is an issue when the query parameters (actual natural language query, filters, passages setti...
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Delivered

Passages and relevancy training

Passages and relevancy training are very important features of WDS to provide short and accurate answers to questions. But as relevancy training works only at document level, and the ranking of documents and passages are different, the value of th...
about 5 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Delivered

Enable document URL links

When a document retrieved by web crawling is checked from the search screen, I want to enable a link to the original document from the URL in the meta information. The customer used oneWEX before, and has been migrating to WD Premium service since...
10 months ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 3 Delivered

Have multiple WD instances on one CP4D install

Have multiple WD instances on one CP4D install Hi, Currently, We can't deployment multiple WD instance services, this may bring some limit especially sensitive data. Please consider adding support for this. Our scenario needs to support multi depa...
over 1 year ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 3 Delivered

Ability to Split Documents At Ingest Time

It would be useful to be able to provide Discovery logic that would allow it to split one ingested document into multiple indexed documents. For example, make every paragraph or page a single Discovery document.
about 5 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 7 Delivered

Enhanced PDF Table handling

Many customer documents contain complex tables within PDFs. WDS can currently look into the tables, but often results in several cells being concatenated rendering the text unusable. Ultimately, it would be useful to also add the context of a cell...
about 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 1 Delivered

Discovery comprehensive handling of domain-specific dictionaries

Discovery is being positioned as replacement for R&R yet search (and not even WKS-based enrichment) cannot handle a comprehensive handling of domain-specific language, such as technical support. In R&R this was achieved by direct access to...
about 5 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 3 Delivered

Relevancy Training for End Users

Currently WDS only accepts one relevancy training rating per query, meaning if a user rates a particular answer and some time later, they rate it again, their earlier rating gets overwritten. This works for an operating model where only one person...
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Delivered

Ability to Enrich Nested and Arrays of JSON

Data input often comes in more complicated forms than a flat JSON list, would be very useful for Discovery to be able to enrich this without customer pre-preprocessing.
over 4 years ago in Watson Discovery Service (WDS) 0 Delivered